Free MLB Pick: Reds vs Pirates Odds
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(4-2) Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (3-2)
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Rookie Davis vs. Jameson Taillon
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cincinnati -110 | Pittsburgh +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8
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I want to avoid the obvious here, but I’m not going to. On Tuesday, the Reds will send rookie, Rookie Davis, to the mound for his second start of his young career.
Despite being the only rookie ever named Rookie, it didn’t help his pitching in his first appearance. You might say that he pitched like a…rookie.
Davis lasted only three innings in his debut against the Philadelphia Phillies, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks. They ended up being the only runs the Phillies would score that day as the Reds walked away with a 7-4 victory.
Davis has never been a top prospect, or even particularly dominating, throughout his path to the majors. The Reds are thin on pitching and Davis is a warm body that they hope can be a competent bridge to the bullpen.
Jameson Taillon however is the adverse to Davis, hype has followed him for years as he was the second overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft.
However, he missed two entire seasons due to injury in 2014 and 2015.
He began the 2016 season in AAA but eventually made his debut and pitched well, with a 3.38 ERA over 104 innings.
He hopes to keep that momentum going into the 2017 season and had an impressive debut to start the year against a tough Boston lineup; posting seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts.
The issues that plagued him last year however was a low strikeout rate and a homerun rate that is higher than he’d like. He continued that trend against Boston, with a K/9 at 7.71.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in PIT last 8 home games.
- Over is 5-2-3 in PIT last 10 Tue. games.
- PIT are 4-9 in their last 14 overall
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Davis has a long way to go to be an effective starting pitcher and the Pirates lineup is full of professional hitters that will look to exploit his every mistake. Taillon may not set the world on fire, but should be superior to punchless Reds lineup.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 9
Davis should get ran early again in this matchup against a strong Pittsburgh lineup, the question will become if the bullpen can have a scoreless outing over six innings like the last time that Davis took the mound. My money is on no, that Taillon struggles a bit, and that the over covers.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 3 – Pittsburgh 7
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